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#1 Elvis OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:56 PM

New guy here. I have the second Lynx not the first one. My screen got cracked. Bumer. It has been like that a long time. How much and where is a replacement? 

 

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#2 GadgetUK ONLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:40 AM

New guy here. I have the second Lynx not the first one. My screen got cracked. Bumer. It has been like that a long time. How much and where is a replacement? 

 

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You might find replacement "original" screens on Best Electronics website in the US.  Expensive shipping outside of the US though.

 

The other solution is the "McWill" mod - there's a thread on this very forum (usually on the first page of threads) where you can order one - send McWill a pm.  You can also send the Lynx to him for the upgrade (I think), at additional cost.

 

EDIT: If you mean the plastic part of the screen (ie. you LCD screen is fine, the clear plastic screen cover isn't) - Best Electronics did also used to sell those too.


Edited by GadgetUK, Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:41 AM.


#3 Splain OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:15 AM

I stared at that picture for long time, trying to find the crack, before realizing it's a stock photo.

 

But yes, the answer depends on where the crack is. Is the actual display cracked, affecting the actual pixels being displayed? Or is it the transparent piece in front of the screen? Can you feel the crack with your finger?



#4 Elvis OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:11 PM

I stared at that picture for long time, trying to find the crack, before realizing it's a stock photo.

 

But yes, the answer depends on where the crack is. Is the actual display cracked, affecting the actual pixels being displayed? Or is it the transparent piece in front of the screen? Can you feel the crack with your finger?

It is the plastic in front of the screen. I thought that was the screen?



#5 Splain OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:07 PM

Well the good news is that the outermost plastic is separate from the actual display itself, which is still ok in your case. The terms are confusing over in the Game Boy universe too, where there's also a protective "lens" that sits in front of the LCD display.

 

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I'm trying to Google it, but I haven't found a place that sells replacements. I'll keep looking.



#6 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:29 PM

There is a seller on ebay called techbabe who has these sometimes. Worth tracking them down and asking.

When replacing this be careful, it's a huge pain to remove the original and then placing a new one it's very easy to lock into an incorrect location.



#7 necrocia OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:31 PM

Well the good news is that the outermost plastic is separate from the actual display itself, which is still ok in your case. The terms are confusing over in the Game Boy universe too, where there's also a protective "lens" that sits in front of the LCD display.

 

DSC02609.JPG

 

I'm trying to Google it, but I haven't found a place that sells replacements. I'll keep looking.

 

That's from my article...would have been useful to link to it since it has all the info including a link to techbabe's profile and instructions on how to replace this....https://atarigamer.c...ver-replacement



#8 Splain OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:16 AM

 

That's from my article...would have been useful to link to it since it has all the info including a link to techbabe's profile and instructions on how to replace this....https://atarigamer.c...ver-replacement

 

Ah sorry, didn't know it was part of an article. I found it in an image search. Great article!



#9 LX.NET OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:54 PM

Elvis, I have plenty of spare lenses available. Shoot me a PM to talk about it.

#10 Elvis OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:17 PM

Well the good news is that the outermost plastic is separate from the actual display itself, which is still ok in your case. The terms are confusing over in the Game Boy universe too, where there's also a protective "lens" that sits in front of the LCD display.

 

DSC02609.JPG

 

I'm trying to Google it, but I haven't found a place that sells replacements. I'll keep looking.

If it does not effect anything I may just keep it that way. I only have 1 game anyway. Batman lol. 






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